The ThinkPad X13 and X13 Yoga Gen 3 as well as the L series are getting platform updates from Lenovo. The new business notebooks will be available in the spring and summer. The X3 Yoga convertible 2-in-1 will only be available in an Intel variant, however, the clamshell, the X13 Gen 3, will be available with both 12th Gen Intel Core and AMD Ryzen Pro 6000 options. Apart from the form type, the other big distinction is that, while both have nano-SIM card slots for 4G LTE, the clamshell also supports sub-6 5G with an eSIM.
Both laptops have WQXGA displays, which means they have 16:10 aspect ratios and 2560 x 1600 resolutions. Both support Dolby Vision and have low blue light technology to keep your eyes from getting fatigued at night. The X-series’ design isn’t substantially different from past years’ models, though Lenovo claims the trackpad is 15% larger, which won’t matter to TrackPoint fans but may be useful to the rest of us.
The ThinkPad L14 and L15 Gen 3 laptops, as well as the ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga Gen 3 laptops, now have reduced bezels and thinner and lighter designs, while the ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga Gen 3 laptops now have 16:10 displays. While the X series machines will not be available until June, the L series machines will be available in April and May. The ThinkPad L13 Gen 3 I will start at $859.
The L series supports Intel’s 12th Generation Core i7 processors, but instead of Ryzen Pro 6000, the L series will arrive with Ryzen Pro 5000. IR cameras for logging in with Windows Hello are optional on all devices, though I believe the 1080p option should be required on business notebooks these days.
Lenovo will be launching 11 new business models over the next three months, including both Intel and AMD variants (the former designated with an I in the model name if an AMD version exists). This should provide plenty of options when many workers return to the office.